Floods: Number of evacuees increased to over 2,000


SEREMBAN: Continuous rain in elements of Negri Sembilan has led to the quantity of individuals being compelled to be evacuated due to floods increased to 2,103.

A Civil Defence spokesman stated the quantity of individuals who had to be moved from their houses in Tampin as of 9pm on Sunday (Jan 2) stood at 1,540.

Another 381 individuals had to be evacuated from their houses in Jempol, adopted by Kuala Pilah (155) and Jelebu (27).

Twenty reduction centres have been opened within the state with 11 in Tampin, Jempol (six), Kuala Pilah (two) and Jelebu (one).

At 4pm, the quantity of evacuees within the state totalled 1,741.

Tampin had 1,253, Jempol (346), Kuala Pilah (116) and Jelebu (27).

Several roads have been additionally closed briefly due to flash floods.

Among these have been stretches alongside Jalan Jelai-Bahau, Jalan Loop Palong, Jalan Dangi-Bahau, Jalan Gemas-Rompin, Jalan Londah-Gemas, Jalan Kurnia Diraja-Felda Jelai 2, Jalan Dangi-Kepis-Bahau and Jalan Gemas-Jelai Tambahan.

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